Best 15 Minutes in Sports-Wednesday

Posted by on December 12th, 2018  •  0 Comments  • 


Padres-Yankees…Trade talks for P-Sonny Gray stall over prospects Yankees want…11-clubs bidding for NY starting pitcher

Padres-Red Sox..Explore possible deal with P-Rick Porcello…put on trading block-but has 1Y-21M left on deal…Red Sox would pay portion of final year salary.

Padres-Indians…Mixed information involving Will Myers possible trade…Friars might want Trevor Bauer instead of Corey Kluber in deal.

Padres..Will tell Wil Myers next week what position they want him to play next year if they retain him after Winter Meetings completed.

Padres..GM-AJ Preller …’We are not lined up on deals yet-but we are talking to everyone’.
Padres..’We believe Logan Allen-Cal Quantrill-Chris Paddack will all pitch at major league level in 2019′
Padres..’We don’t have to make a deal to get a veteran pitcher-based on what we have in the system’

Dodgers…Refuse to take trade proposals that might involved OF-Cody Bellinger….are involved with proposals that could include Yasiel Puig..Alex Verdugo…or Job Pederson.

Dodgers-Reds…Discuss a possible Yasiel Puih-for-Homer Bailey trade.

Angels…Open contract talks with FA-P-JA Happ-Yankees…he wants 3Y deal plus option on 4th season.


(Roster Moves)

Toronto..Release SS-Troy Tulowitzki-owed (38M) on contract…plagued for over a year with bone spurs on both heels.

Phillies..Sign FA-OF-Andrew McCutchen-ex Giants-Pirates..(3Y-50M)

Pirates-White Sox…Pittsburgh deals P-Ivan Nova to Chisox for 500,000-international signing slot and a prospect.

Pirates..Sign FA-P-Jordan Lyles-ex Padres-Astros-Brewers

Red Sox..Sign FA-OF-Gorkys Hernandez-ex Giants

A’s..Sign FA-C-Chris Herrmann-ex White Sox

Mets-Yankees-Marlins…Trade talks continued about 3-team deal…Mets could get Miami C-JT Realmuto….Yankees would get SS-Ahmed Rosario and prospects…Marlins would get 3B-Miguel Andujar and prospects in deal….P-Noah Syndegaard would only be in package if it became a bigger deal.

Cardinals-Giants..Discuss trade of 1B-Jose Martinez for P-Tony Watson.

Reds-Milwaukee..Cincinnati opens talks for Brewers starter Wade Miley.

Orioles..Put P-Alex Cobb on trade block..went (5-15) last year.

Rockies-Indians…Discuss possible deal for 1B-Edwin Encarnarcion.

Texas-Cardinals..Trade..Rangers deal OF-Drew Robinson to St Louis for 3B-Patrick Wisdom.

Mets..Open contract talks with FA-C-Yasmani Grandal-ex Dodgers

Arizona..opens contract talks with FA-1B-Adrian Gonzalez-ex Dodgers-Padres-Texas-Braves.

Houston…Opens talks with FA-OF-Michael Brantley-ex Indians

Texas..Open talks with FA-P-Charley Morton-ex-Astros

Red Sox..reject (6Y) contract demand from relief ace-P-Craig Kimbrel.
Red Sox..Put P-Rick Porcello on trade block
Red Sox..P-Justin Masterson announces retirement.

Seattle..Announces it will post a bid for Japanese FA-P-Yusei Kikuchi.
Seattle..P-Tom Wilhelmsen retires



Tampa Bay…Owner Stewart Sternberg announces financing deal to build new stadium in Ybor City has collapsed over Hillsborough County refusal to help fund new domed stadium….3-year window granted by city of St-Petersburg to find new stadium is expiring…Rays lease at Tropicana Field will run thru 2027.

Orioles..Prepared to offer managerial job to Brandon Hyde-Cubs coach.

Rockies..Hire Dave Magadan as hitting coach-ex Arizona coach





Chargers..Rookie RB-Justin Jackson-Northwestern…takes all the snaps with 1st team offense in walk thru practice for Chiefs game on Thursday…Melvin Gordon will be game-time decision-yet to be cleared for practice.



City of Oakland….Files 49-page Anti-Trust Lawsuit against NFL and 32-teams for 7-different violations of bylaws over move of franchise to Las Vegas.



Raiders…Coach Jon Gruden says he had no knowledge GM-Reggie McKenzie was about to be fired.

Vikings..Fire Off Coord-John DiFilippo fired by Coach Mike Zimmer….Vikings have had 5-coordinators in 4-years under Zimmer…QB-coach Kevin Stepanski will take over as Off Coord.

Minnesota….QB-Kirk Cousins (0-7) in Monday Night Football games.

Carolina..Coach Ron Rivera says team ‘backs to the wall’ with 5-game losing streak.

Denver..Coach Vance Joseph says QAB-Case Keenum been too conservative-needs to throw the ball down the field.

Jaguars…GM-Tom Coughlin rumored ready to return to sidelines as head coach in wake of Jaguars collapse.

Redskins..Criticism continues over operation of team…have had 19-different starting quarterbacks in last 18-years.


(Roster Moves)

Steelers…may bring kickers in for tryouts..Chris Boswell (10-16) field goals

Saints..Sign FA-OT-Derek Newton-ex Carolina Panthers…missed two years with two torn patella tendons in knees

Colts..Release TE-Erik Swoope



Bears..CB-Bryce Callahan-broken foot
Browns..CB-Denzel Ward-remains in concussion protocol
Lions..IR-DE-Ziggy Ansuh-shoulder
Vikings..WR-Adam Thielen-ankle
Jets..RB-Isaiah Crowell-toe..RB-Elijah McGuire-ankle-miss workouts
Raiders..OG-Gabe Jackson-elbow sprain
49ers..IR-WR-Pierre Garcon-knee
Seattle..LB-Mychal Kendricks-knee
Tampa Bay…IR-Kevin Minter-calf injury
Titans..IR-OT-Jack Conklin-MCL-knee injury
Saints..IR-OT-Mike Ola-kne


(College Football)

Aztecs..Coach Rocky Long says he has used last week and a half like spring football workouts….lots of reps for young players…will start installing game plan for bowl game against Ohio University on Thursday

Alabama…Promotes Dan Enos-to offensive coordinator
Maryland..Hires Butch Jones-Alabama to run offense-Mike Locksley
Kansas State..Hires Chris Klieman-head coach..ex North Dakota State
Northern Arizona..Hires Chris Ball-head coach..ex Memphis Def Coord
Texas AM-Commerce..Hire David Bailiff-head coach-ex Rice
SF Austin..Hire Colby Carthel-head coach-ex Texas Commerce
Vanderbilt..Hire Malcom Turner-was President NBA-G League
Boston College..Give extension to Coach Steve Addazio thru 2022





Clippers-L-Toronto…LA fell behind by 13 in opening quarter….Trailed at press time….
Clippers…Lose G-Lou Williams-hamstring injury…could be out (2-4W)
Raptors….F-Kawhi Leonard sat out with hip issue…..Raptors (21-7)

Cleveland…C-Tristan Thompson-4W-sprained foot
Atlanta..C-Miles Plumlee-knee strain
Orlando…Suspend F-Mohammed Bamba-late for walk thru practice

Shareer Abdur-Rahim…12-year veteran player…works in NBA front office-names new President of NBA-G League.

Aztecs-Cal State Dominguez Hills….SDSU (5-4)
USD-at-Oregon…Toreros off to (8-2) start heading into Eugene.





Kings-L-Buffalo (4-3) OT….Kings blow (3-1) lead in 3rd period….Jeff Skinner scores PPG in overtime for Sabres win……Tuesday night….LA (11-19-1)

Ducks-Dallas Stars…Wednesday game at Honda Center…Anaheim won 6-of-8.

Ducks..sign FA-G-Chad Johnson-ex Blues…(2.69-GAA)..been with 5-teams.
Ducks..Lose G-Ryan Miller-6W-sprained knee ligament.
Ducks..Lose-F-Rikard Rakell-sprained ankle-out 2-4-weeks

Gulls..Callup G-Angus Redmond from ECHL-Reading Royals





Manchester City…Coach Pep Guardiola says ‘racism everywhere’ in English Premier League….4-Chelsea fans arrested for racial slurs against star F-Raheem Sterling.

MLS…Sigi Schmid in ICU-UCLA-heart problem…former coach LA Galaxy.
MLS…LA Galaxy sign Zlatan Ibrahimovic to play for them in 2019.

NASCAR….Veteran driver John Andretti still having chemo treatment for colon cancer.

USOC….Fire Alan Ashley-Chief of Sports Performances….did not take action to remove Larry Nasser for 14-months after being notified ….233-page report also called Karolyi Ranch as a ‘rogue operation’ in mishandling Nasser situation.




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